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The Visible Human Project

Tools for Use with the Visible Human Data Set

  • NCI Flicker - method for comparing images from different Internet sources (see D)9. for Visible Human examples).
  • Anatomical Structure Viewer - Java applet for visualizing 3D anatomical structures extracted from the Visible Human Male Dataset.
  • Visible Human Preprocessing Toolkit for Images - open source, cross- platform alternative to accelerate pre- processing of Visible Human Project images.
  • Glyph Imaging - provides web/ network services; scientific services including 3D reconstructions from serial sections; and animation services.
  • Edewarp 3D Browser - for manipulation of 2D and 3D biomedical images and related data sructures. Developed at the University of Michigan with support from NIH grants(for SGI and Linux systems only).
  • VolView - Interactive and intuitive volume visualization software from Kitware Inc, allows researchers to quickly explore 3D medical images.
  • XnView - Picture viewer that can read VHP images directly. Versions are available for Windows, Mac OS, Linux and various forms of UNIX.
  • EIKONA3D - 3D digital image processing, analysis/ visualization and modules from Alpha Tec Ltd.
  • 3D- Doctor - 3D modelling image processing and measurement software for MRI, CT, PET, microscopy, scientific, and industrial imaging applications.
  • Surfdriver - a simple 3D reconstruction package for the PowerMac and Windows95, for rendering 3D models of anatomica structures.
  • The Visualization Toolkit - a C++ class library, and Tcl implementation based on the class library.
  • - eTDIPS, Vortex, Skeleton climbing, and Mutability - volume rendering, animation, surface-extraction, texture manipulation and shape changing tools from the National Institutes of Health.
  • Image FX Loaders for Windows or the Amiga, from young monkey studios.
  • PC-VolumeViewer - Windows 9x/NT DLL supporting real-time, direct volume rendering for medical imaging and multimedia software.
  • SERA - Simulation Environment for Radiotherapy - computational dosimetry and treatment planning software, primarily for neutron radiotherapy.
  • UltraVis - free software for volume rendering on PCs, provided by Hewlett-Packard Labs.
  • Software for converting RAW image files:


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